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A Good Reception For Former Villans?

Gareth Barry quite rightly (I think!) says we should give a good reception to Steven Davis and Aaron Hughes who return to Villa Park for the first time with Fulham this Saturday following their transfers this summer.

Speaking to the News & Record he said: 'Aaron spent two good years here while Steven was at the club as a professional for five years. They never caused an ounce of trouble off the pitch and gave 100 per cent every time they put on the claret and blue shirt. I think the fans should give them a good reception and I think they will. Steven took a year or two to come through but as soon as he made his debut he never really looked back. He came on as a substitute against Norwich and from then he was virtually an ever-present. He'll certainly be one to watch on Saturday.'

Barry has a column as the skipper in the News & Record which is on sale for 2.50 on Saturday, the award winning programme is the cheapest in the Prem.

What reception will you give our former players this season? I can see good receptions going to Davis and Hughes, a decent one for Gavin McCann when he returns with Bolton, an ambivalent one for Jlloyd Samuel, who by the comments I've seen hasn't as yet covered himself with glory at Bolton and a very mixed reaction for Liam Ridgewell when Blues visit, although I'll still give the poor bugger a clap, bad enough he had to go 'their' without us making it worse!





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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 23 2007

Time: 1:14PM

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There is an article on Newsnow quoting the Mail saying that MON wants to give a big welcome to the Villa old boys, Davis and Hughes, who are now with Fulham. Somehow to me, the whole idea is a bit squiffy. Instaed of welcoming back those he chose to sell he should be welcoming those new boys he has just bought. But we don't seem any nearer that activity that we were three or four weeks ago. Still seven more days to go and I live in hope and expectation. He will buy three or four really good players before the end of the transfer window, won't he?
Obediah
I agree. don't know what the big issue about welcoming them back is? I'm sure without MON and Barry asking, the fans will give them a good round of aplause...... unless they score.
*Holte*End*Star*
The reception that the majority of our old boys should get, and the reception that they will get, are as we all well know two entirely different things.
glensider
 

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